Overview

COMO Maalifushi is the first and only resort to open on the unspoilt Thaa Atoll, in the archipelago’s southern reaches well regarded for its diving and surf breaks. Its culturally appropriate architecture includes low-lying garden and overwater villas, with views of white beach, tropical greenery and cobalt lagoon. Guests can also enjoy yoga and holistic Asian therapies at the COMO Shambhala Retreat, with the entire guest experience defined by COMO’s exacting, passionate service

LOCATION

COMO Maalifushi is the first luxury Maldives boutique resort on the Thaa Atoll. Pick up at Velana International Airport to COMO Maalifushi for up to 14 guests by shared or private Sea Plane, which is a 50 minutes ride.

Maalifushi Water Villa with Pool

This is one of COMO Maalifushi’s most spectacular over-water villas: an oversized, two-bedroom, light-filled bungalow, which sits on its own secluded jetty, featuring a private pool and sundeck.

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Water Villas with Pool

Each of these spacious villas has a private pool, sundeck and full-length windows overlooking the Indian Ocean. The bedroom has a separate dressing area and the bathroom features a sunken bath and outdoor shower. The large and airy sitting area can double up as a sleeping area for kids.

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Water Suites with Pool

These over-water suites are located above water and occupy their own jetty with spectacular views of the Maldivian sunrise. They feature a large bedroom with a living area and wide doors that open to a terrace with a plunge pool and direct access to the turquoise lagoon. The bathroom features a sunken bath and outdoor shower.

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Maalifushi Beach Villa

Made up of two sleek, comfortable bedrooms (two doubles), the accommodation offers sunrise views out over an endless ocean. It features a private lawn and swimming pool with space for al fresco dining and a full butler service.

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Two Bedroom Beach Suites

Sheltered in the shade, this stylish accommodation space offers the same facilities as our Beach Suites but with two bedrooms. The second bedroom offers twin beds and a smaller shower room, making it ideal for families.

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Two Bedroom Beach Houses

Our two-bedroom duplex beach house leads on to its own private lawn. Surrounding a large private pool is a secluded sundeck complete with sun loungers and furniture, allowing you to eat, drink and watch the sun rise and set from the comfort of your own space.

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COMO Residence with Pool

Our two-storey four-bedroom COMO Residence offers all the comfort that one would expect from a luxury COMO resort, combining endless sea views with a contemporary living area, spacious media room and full kitchen. The sundeck is completed with loungers and furniture–suitable for private dining, with butler service included.

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Two Bedroom Beach Villa

These two-bedroom villas (one king and one smaller twin room) have their own access to the beach as well as their own private pool. Elegant, simple interiors are lit up with large windows to make the most of the island setting with French doors giving guests access from the bedroom to the terrace where they can relax within their own private plunge pool.

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Beach Villa with Pool

These one bedroom villas have their own access to the beach as well as their own private pool. Elegant, simple interiors are lit up with large windows to make the most of the island setting with French doors giving guests access from the bedroom to the terrace and pool.

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Beach Suite with Pool

Nestled in the shade of COMO Maalifushi’s lush gardens, Beach Suites have direct access to the beach and are extremely spacious and private, making them ideal for couples or families with small children. The Suites have floor-to-ceiling French doors that open up on to their own private terrace with a pool, and the bedroom has a living area and an outdoor bathroom.

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Garden Room

Our Garden Rooms are located in the centre of the island, shaded by the resort’s tropical greenery and just a short foot-in-the-sand walk to all the resort’s amenities including the COMO Shambhala Retreat and restaurants. They have an open-plan feel, and come with an outdoor deck and furniture for al fresco dining. Garden Rooms interconnecting with each other are available on request.

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SPA

SPA

Each of our peaceful spa suites offers panoramic views across the Indian Ocean while also guaranteeing complete privacy as you enjoy your COMO Shambhala experience. In every suite there are two treatment beds, a changing area and access to a private sundeck. These spaces suit treatments for both individuals and couples. All COMO Shambhala experiences include one of our signature therapeutic juices, designed to target specific areas of health and wellbeing.

COMO SHAMBHALA CUISINE

COMO Shambhala Cuisine is a unique nutritional concept that incorporates organic ingredients rich in living enzymes, vitamins and sea minerals while still delivering on flavor. Food is raw, steamed or grilled for maximum health benefits. COMO Shambhala Cuisine is served at Madi, in-room dining, and private dining located at nearby uninhabited islands.

PRIVATE DINING

PRIVATE DINING

At COMO Maalifushi you can find a place for the most memorable of meals, from intimate gourmet meals on the deck of your villa to picnics and candlelit dinners on the beach. The nearby uninhabited islands can be yours as the sun sets and rises, with chef-prepared meals served by private butlers.

THILA

THILA

Thila is named after rock formations in the Maldives that are covered with abundant marine life. Food at Thila is easygoing and family-friendly, with salads, freshly cooked seafood and pizzas. Laid-back music, pool tables and an open-air pool bar with ocean views make Thila the relaxed and vibrant heart of island life on COMO Maalifushi.

TAI

TAI

‘Tai’ (Japanese for red snapper), which is a celebratory fish in Japanese culture, showcases sustainable caught seafood from the Indian Ocean. There is also a cocktail bar offering stunning views of the Maldivian sunset. Tai is open six days a week except Fridays, when a seafood BBQ is offered on the beach between Madi and Thila.

MADI

MADI

Madi’ takes its inspiration from the region’s fresh, tropical produce and abundant seafood. The food is light and full of flavours. The menu boasts a range of local, Mediterranean and international dishes served throughout the day, from breakfast to late evening. Madi also holds three themed nights each week. The week ends with a seafood barbeque on Friday night, dining beneath the stars to the sound of live music from local musicians.

DINING

DINING

At COMO Maalifushi, we rely on the same principles: local seafood that’s so fresh, we serve it as sushi and sashimi at our Japanese restaurant, Tai, as well as organic produce rendered in healthy, all-day dining at Madi, Thila, and on our COMO Shambhala menus. Flexibility is key, our chefs always aim to accommodate food intolerances, the preferences of children, and discerning palates full of expectation.

WHALE SHARK NIGHT SNORKEL

WHALE SHARK NIGHT SNORKEL

Our boat will take you from the resort to find the largest fish in the sea, where you can choose to join them under the waves or simply watch them from the deck. The Maldives’ clear waters allow for an aquarium-like view of the gentle giants.

SAILING LESSONS

SAILING LESSONS

The consistent sea breezes along COMO Maalifushi’s lagoon are ideal for sailing. Our TOPCAT K1 and K3 catamarans are lots of fun to sail. Book a sailing lesson to learn what it takes to operate a sailboat safely — these one-hour lessons are tailored to your ability level.

PRIVATE CHARTERS

PRIVATE CHARTERS

Private boat charters can be tailored to meet your particular interests. Please note that if you would like to visit the nearest resort — which is one hour away from COMO Maalifushi — we require advance permission before confirming your trip.

SPLASH NET CRUISE AND DOLPHIN WATCHING

SPLASH NET CRUISE AND DOLPHIN WATCHING

Try a sunset cruise with a twist, as we set off in search of dolphin pods migrating through the Thaa Atoll. Once in the open water you can hop onto our dhoni’s splash net and experience the thrill of being towed safely through the ocean. As the sun sets, you can indulge in a glass of wine or beer, and freshly prepared canapés.

ISLAND BARBEQUE

ISLAND BARBEQUE

Experience a day of living like a luxury castaway. Explore exceptional snorkelling points, trek across through uninhabited island’s lush vegetation, or simply relax on the secluded beach. At lunchtime, our chefs serve a delicious island barbecue, featuring freshly caught fish and succulent meat.

GUIDED CATAMARAN SNORKEL

GUIDED CATAMARAN SNORKEL

Float in the tropical Maldivian breeze as our catamaran — sailed by our expert watersports instructors — propels you across the atoll. You will visit uninhabited islands and sandbanks where you can snorkel unspoiled corals teeming with marine life.

ROMANTIC CASTAWAY PICNIC

ROMANTIC CASTAWAY PICNIC

The COMO Maalifushi crew will whisk you to a private, powder-white sand beach where you can splash in the shallows or soak up the sun. There will be a gourmet picnic to dine on, as well as a private bar.

TURTLE EXPEDITION SNORKEL

TURTLE EXPEDITION SNORKEL

A short briefing will be given about the turtle species around the island, followed by a 20-minute boat ride to a beautiful outer reef where you can see these gentle creatures, as well as other reef fish, in their natural habitat. Turtles are curious animals and will sometimes swim close to the boat.

FAMILY CASTAWAY PICNIC

FAMILY CASTAWAY PICNIC

Swim, sunbathe, nap and make memories as a family with our castaway picnic. At lunch a gourmet picnic will be waiting for you on the shoreline. A selection of snacks can be found on the island, with sweet treats for children and a private bar for the adults.

DIVING

DIVING

The sheer abundance of marine life and clear visibility makes Thaa Atoll one of the greatest underwater regions on the planet. While around 25 sites in the Thaa Atoll are already chronicled, there are numerous unexplored channels and reefs. All divers are required to hold an International SCUBA diving license, which you will be asked to provide together with your logbook.

ROMANTIC BEACH DINNER

ROMANTIC BEACH DINNER

Make memories under a canopy of stars. Our team can set up an intimate dining table on the deck beside your private pool, or in a secluded part of the beach. A private butler will serve the three-course meal and pour your Champagne all evening.

WINDSURFING LESSON

WINDSURFING LESSON

Windsurfing is a thrilling blend of sailing and surfing. Each lesson moves at your own pace, as we cover the fundamental techniques needed to balance on the board then harness the wind’s energy.

LOCAL ISLAND CULTURAL EXCURISION

LOCAL ISLAND CULTURAL EXCURISION

Join our two hour cultural excursion to a nearby island. You will stroll along the island streets with your guide, then enjoy traditional snacks at a local café. You may also spot local children kicking a football around the coconut trees.

LIGHT TACKLE AND FLY FISHING

LIGHT TACKLE AND FLY FISHING

We have fishing options to the north and south of COMO Maalifushi, available from January to April. There are expansive, unspoilt flats at both sites, as well as a drop off where trevally and red snapper can be picked up with light tackle.

REEF EXPLORER

REEF EXPLORER

This guided excursion takes you to two different reef sites near COMO Maalifushi where you will discover vibrant coral colors and abundant marine life. Our knowledgeable guides will swim with you through these luscious seafloor landscapes, helping you spot and identify the Indian Ocean’s flora and fauna.

GUIDED SUP/KAYAK TOUR

GUIDED SUP/KAYAK TOUR

Glide along COMO Maalifushi beautiful bay on a kayak or stand up paddleboard. This excursion takes you around the island and provides a fantastic core workout. You can also paddle to COMO’s private, off-coast island, Lavadhoo.

CATAMARAN SAILING WITH BOAT CAPTAIN

CATAMARAN SAILING WITH BOAT CAPTAIN

Sail in harmony with the wind and the water as our captain takes you around the lagoon, showcasing some of the Indian Ocean’s finest panoramas. Depending on the wind speeds, this journey can be a relaxing smooth sail across the ocean, or an thrilling, bouncing ride over white-crested waves.

COMPLIMENTARY EQUIPMENT RENTAL

COMPLIMENTARY EQUIPMENT RENTAL

COMO Maalifushi offers a range of snorkeling, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and windsurfing equipment for guests to use. These are available at the Marine Sports Centre on a first come, first served basis.

DOLPHIN CRUISE

DOLPHIN CRUISE

Watch wild dolphins as they migrate in pods through our atoll. Sometimes the dolphins will jump out of the water to showcase their acrobatic spills, or come up close to surf the boat’s bow waves. As you watch all this you can enjoy the beautiful sunset panorama, sip Champagne and feast on a gourmet canapé platter

CORAL PROPAGATION

CORAL PROPAGATION

Our Resident Marine Biologist has teamed up with Seam arc — a marine consultancy company — to plant new coral frames on the seafloor, which encourage new reefs to grow and prosper. Guests at COMO Maalifushi can sponsor one of these frames, and track its progress via twice yearly photographic updates as well as complimentary guided dives every time they visit the resort.

UV NIGHT SNORKELLING

UV NIGHT SNORKELLING

Join us for a colorful underwater show as we reveal a hidden side to COMO Maalifushi’s house reef. Using special torches and lenses for your mask, you’ll discover the many hues of fluorescent pink, green, yellow and purple that some corals and reef animals emit at night.

CHARTER CAMERON

CHARTER CAMERON

Our 68 ft luxury yacht opens up the archipelago’s wildest reaches. Guests can travel between our two Maldivian resorts: COMO Cocoa Island and COMO Maalifushi, on this elegant liveaboard vessel. Cameron can also be chartered for fishing, surfing and diving trips — all tailored to your party’s requirements.

NIGHT SNORKELLING

NIGHT SNORKELLING

Discover a new side of the house reef as the sun sets and nocturnal marine life emerges. Our guide will assist you on this hide-and-seek excursion to spot these shy creatures, such as the Lionfish and Moray Eel. This is also the time where our resident school of Jackfish go on the hunt — zooming around at great speed, in stark contrast to their lazy daytime pace.

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